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SFSP 2022 Updates

" A complete and correct Application Packet must be submitted. Please review these updates before submitting an Application Packet.

TDA will not review incomplete Application Packets for accuracy; TDA will only review complete Application Packets for accuracy and possible approval. A complete and correct Application Packet means that all documents are submitted; all documents are completely filled out; and all of the information on the documents is correct (Example: The information on the documents match the information in TX-UNPS.).

A complete and correct Application Packet must include: (A) all of the required checklist items (submitted and accurately completed), and (B) the Application Packet in TX-UNPS submitted for approval (with all sections accurately completed) before TDA will process the Application Packet for possible approval.   Complete does not mean that all Site Applications must be included; CEs can still add Site Applications after the deadline.  

CEs that submit their Application Packet after their applicable due date will not be approved to be a sponsor in the SFSP for PY 2022.

It is in the CE’s best interest to submit all Site Applications for which they intend to service during the entire SFSP program year upon initial submittal of the Application Packet for the program year. If every Site Application is submitted for approval upon the initial submittal of the Application Packet, this will expedite processing and allow as much time as possible for all necessary reviews to be completed prior to the desired start dates for each site.

Each time a Site Application is added to the Application Packet, the Budget Detail must be amended to include the addition of the site. Submitting all Site Applications upon initial submittal will allow the Budget Detail to show all costs as well as minimize the number of times the Budget Detail and Application Packet will need to be reviewed. Piecemeal submittal of Site Applications will result in processing delays in the review of the Application Packet.

Site Applications cannot be backdated for approval prior to the requested start date of the meal service. The Application Packet must remain in submitted status for the entirety of the time should a site require a review from Community Operations.  This would mean that additional sites could not be added until the review has been completed for the currently submitted sites. As a result, Site Applications yet to be submitted for approval would be at risk of losing reimbursable meals. This is because the Application Packet would not be available to the CE in order for Site Applications to be submitted and approved prior to the start of the desired meal service start date.


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Commissioner Sid Miller

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